Remote Sensing in Engineering: Science, Sensors and Applications
Semester Taught - Spring
To develop an understanding of remote sensing theory, systems and applications using information obtained from the visible/near infrared, thermal infrared and microwave regions of the EM spectrum.
MAP 2302 or equivalent.
The main objective of the course is to develop an understanding of remote sensing theory and systems in visible; near-, mid-, and thermal-infrared; and microwave regions of the EM spectrum.
The course is designed for upper division undergraduate students who have a strong background in differential and integral calculus, and preferably, in applied physics. Graduate students from non-ABE departments with similar skills may take this course as well. It is primarily a lecture-based course with two exams, a project, quizzes, and homework assignments. This course is also a pre-requisite to a more application-oriented course, ABE6262 – Remote sensing in hydrology, which will be taught during the fall of even year.
Contributions of Course to Meeting the Professional Component for ABET
This elective course counts for 3 credit hours in the ABE and the EE program.
Relationship of Course to Program Outcomes
From the list of (a) through (k) program outcomes listed below, this course addresses the following (a), (c), (e), (g), (i), and (k).
ABET Program Outcomes
- (a) Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- (b) Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
- (c) Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
- (d) Function on multi-disciplinary teams
- (e) Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- (f) Understand professional and ethical responsibilities
- (g) Communicate effectively
- (h) Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
- (i) Recognize the need for, and engage in life long learning
- (j) Understand contemporary engineering issues
- (k) Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
Office: 275 Rogers Hall
Phone: 392-1864 EXT 299
Class Materials Required
No Textbook Required. Handouts provided in class.
- Ulaby, F.T., Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics, Prentice Hall, 2001.
- Ulaby F.T., R.K. Moore, and A.K. Fung, Microwave Remote Sensing: Volume I, Fundamentals and Radiometry, Addison-Wesley, 1981
- Schott, J., Remote Sensing: The image change approach, Oxford University Press, 1997.
PART I: Science and Theory of Remote Sensing
- Electromagnetic (EM) spectrum
- Applications of remote sensing
- Particle theory of radiation interaction
- Wave theory and interaction
- Atmospheric interactions
- Radiative transfer theory in VI/IR/Microwave
PART II: Sensors in Remote Sensing
- Sensors used in the Visible, TIR, and microwave regions
- Mirrors and Lenses
- Antenna design and radiation pattern
- System characteristics of the sensors including key devices used
- Design, calibration and performance issues
- Introduction to satellite and wireless communication
- Mirrors and Lenses
PART III: Remote Sensing Applications to Engineering
Lectures will be based upon topics of student presentations.
Attendance and Expectations
Unless a legitimate reason is provided, homework assignments turned in after the due date will count for 25% less than the scored points. The assignments turned in after the next class past the due date will not be counted at all. Problems assigned are due in my office by 5 pm on the day specified for full credit (10% deduction/day thereafter. Maximum deduction is 50%).
Cell phone and musical device use is not allowed during class.
A C- will not be a qualifying grade for critical tracking courses. In order to graduate, students must have an overall GPA and an upper-division GPA of 2.0 or better (C or better). Note: a C- average is equivalent to a GPA of 1.67, and therefore, it does not satisfy this graduation requirement. For more information on grades and grading policies, please visit: https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/grades.aspx
|3 exams (15% each)||75%|
|Quizzes (two lowest scores will not be counted)||10%|
No make-up exams will be given except for valid medical reasons or unless prior arrangements have been made.
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The Honor Pledge: We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
On all work submitted for credit by students at the university, the following pledge is either required or implied: "On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment."
Students should report any condition that facilitates dishonesty to the instructor, department chair, college dean, Student Honor Council, or Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution in the Dean of Students Office.
(Source: 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog)
It is assumed all work will be completed independently unless the assignment is defined as a group project, in writing by the instructor.
This policy will be vigorously upheld at all times in this course.
Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The Disability Resource Center coordinates the needed accommodations of students with disabilities. This includes registering disabilities, recommending academic accommodations within the classroom, accessing special adaptive computer equipment, providing interpretation services and mediating faculty-student disability related issues.
0001 Reid Hall, 352-392-8565, www.dso.ufl.edu/drc/
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Campus Helping Resources
Students experiencing crises or personal problems that interfere with their general well-being are encouraged to utilize the university’s counseling resources. The Counseling & Wellness Center provides confidential counseling services at no cost for currently enrolled students. Resources are available on campus for students having personal problems or lacking clear career or academic goals, which interfere with their academic performance.
- University Counseling & Wellness Center, 3190 Radio Road, 352-392-1575, www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/
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